Daily Archives: December 27, 2009

Bird Report 122709 (Shrike Still Here)

   Neil Maruca reports: Disposal Rd had the Northern Shrike, seen twice briefly between 11am and noon near the retention pond. Also around DeKorte today, American Pipit, 5 harriers, and a Rough-legged Hawk (light phase).

  Mehrhof had 14 Lesser Scaup, 2 Ring Neck Ducks, 40 GW Teal, 150 Ruddies, 8  Common & 9 Hooded Mergs, Kingfisher.

    Cromakill Marsh held 100 Ring-billed Gull, 150 GW Teal, and 20 Ruddies. (Thanks, Neil!)

2009, A Look Back: August

   The year 2009 marked the New Jersey Meadowlands Commission's 40th anniversary and a major expansion of our nature programs. We thought we'd celebrate by looking back at 2009, month by month.

   Here are some highlights from August:

   August 3: Hummingbird Moths Are Here

   August 5: Skeetkill Marsh, Mid-Summer (Above)

    August 11: First Fritillary

    August 19: Cedar Waxwing at Harrier Meadow

    August 20: Crabs DuJour

    August 24: Cicada Cacophony

    August 27: Egret Turf Wars

    August 31: More Cormorant Antics